Almost half of US families can’t afford basics like rent and food thanks to capitalism

The United States is supposed to be the apex of capitalism – the best example of capitalism on the planet. And yet we are faced with headlines like this one:

Almost half of US families can’t afford basics like rent and food

If capitalism is such a great system, how can it be delivering results that are this terrible? Example:

Nearly 51 million households don’t earn enough to afford a monthly budget that includes housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and a cell phone, according to a study released Thursday by the United Way ALICE Project. That’s 43% of households in the United States.

Why is this happening? Because, under the rules of capitalism, there are things like “unemployment” and “low wages” and “bad jobs”:

Many of these folks are the nation’s child care workers, home health aides, office assistants and store clerks, who work low-paying jobs and have little savings, the study noted. Some 66% of jobs in the US pay less than $20 an hour.

Why not use a better economic system – a system that gives EVERYONE in the society a great standard of living by design? This is what ReplaceCapitalism.com is about. Start here.

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